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Old Glory Challenge helps Nellis remember 9/11

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Members of Nellis Air Force Base run with the U.S. flag during the Old Glory Challenge at Nellis AFB, Nev., Sept. 11. During the Old Glory Challenge, participants were charged with continuously running with the U.S. flag in 30-minute increments from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30…

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Suicide prevention: What you can do

http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/suicideprevention AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy (AFNS) — September 8 through 14 is National Suicide Prevention Week. However, many people are hesitant to get involved in the discussion on the topic of suicide prevention. This is concerning because the ability to get involved and intervene is critical to saving lives. Suicide and suicidal behavior affect all…

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FCC provides home away from home

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Brittany Morrill, a Family Child Care provider, shows memory cards to Sam and Ayden in her home on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9. FCC providers are given free access to check out age-appropriate toys for the children in their care from the Lending Closet…

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Frag out! Airmen attend last Air Force-only grenade training class

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Tech. Sgt. Preston Meier, 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron NCO in charge of combat arms, throws a live M-67 fragmentation grenade during the last iteration of the M-67 fragmentation grenade training class at Silver Flag Alpha, Nev., Aug. 30. Silver Flag is the only Air…

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Intramural volleyball playoffs

Teammates from the 823rd Maintenance Squadron work together to block a spiked volleyball during the intramural volleyball playoffs at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9. The intense 30-minute game was tied until the last few minutes when the 99th Medical Group pulled together to score,winning the game 25 to…


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One-of-a-kind squadron trains Airmen from ground up

Posted  October 12, 2012

Red Flag, an air-to-air combat training exercise offered here, provides training for U.S. and allied nations’ combat air forces pilots, coming as close to a real world experience as possible.

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Nellis Airmen run for wounded warriors

Posted  October 12, 2012

Eight Airmen from the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, united to form a team to take on the challenges of the Las Vegas Tough Mudder competition at Spicer Ranch here Oct. 6.

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Ask the Doc – October 11, 2012

Posted  October 12, 2012

Q: I heard that Tricare will pay for visits to CVS’s “MinuteClinic”. Can I use MinuteClinic? A: TriWest’s corporate contracting team implemented a contract with CVS’s MinuteClinic, effective Sept. 1, 2012. West Region beneficiaries will now have access to all West Region locations of MinuteClinic retail providers located in CVS pharmacies. All Tricare Prime Beneficiaries,…

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Check it at the gate

Posted  October 12, 2012

Due to several requests for information regarding on base firearms policies as well as those off base, we want to better educate our military and civilian members and their families about Local, State, and Federal firearms laws.

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Rider shares perspective on motorcycle safety

Posted  October 12, 2012

Motorcycle safety, like most things, is a state of mind....

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Nellis doctor provides unique capability

Posted  October 12, 2012

Maj. (Dr.) Jeremy Kilburn is providing a specialty procedure at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center here that’s saving money and, more importantly, time.

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Roth contributions open to all active-duty service members

Posted  October 12, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — Beginning Oct. 1, active-duty members of the Army, Navy and Air Force can now contribute to the Roth Thrift Savings Plan as part of their investment planning, Defense Financing and Accounting Service officials have announced. The after-tax contributions will be electronically deducted from service members’ pay accounts. Active-duty service members can start…

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507th Air Defense Aggressor Squadron . . .

Posted  October 12, 2012

. . . One of a kind training

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Retroactive Stop Loss application deadline nears

Posted  October 12, 2012

(AFNS) — Airmen eligible for the Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Program have until Oct. 21 to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The program benefits retired and former Air Force members who were involuntarily held on active duty beyond their enlistment period or their approved retirement or separation date. The inclusive periods are…

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AF officials to migrate civilian personnel records to OPM

Posted  October 12, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Officials at the Air Force Personnel Center project to migrate the Air Force version of each employee’s electronic Official Personnel Folder to the Office of Personnel Management’s government-wide ‘eOPF’ version in November. The ‘eOPF’ is a digitized version of a hardcopy personnel folder that contains official human…

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